Halinski 1:200 HMS Hood Build

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Teamski, May 7, 2007.

  1. Andrew Austin

    Andrew Austin Member

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    Hi Ski,

    It is looking very good. How is the fit so far?- is one of Halinski's earlier models? I have found their newer ones to be superb in both design and fit.

    Regards,

    Andrew
  2. Teamski

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    It's the first edition version of the ship. There are small errors in the dimentions from here and there. Since it was hand drawn, you even get a difference from identical pieces. We'll see how it goes. I feel that I'm past the critical part of the build in regards to the fit. The hull could of been a lot worse.

    -Ski
  3. Gregory Shoda

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    My condolences on your father's death.
  4. Teamski

    Teamski Member

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    Thanks. I miss him a lot.

    -Ski
  5. Clashster

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    Ski - Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

    I have enjoyed your build, good luck with the rest of it!

    Chris
  6. Teamski

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    Thank you.

    The hull was the tough part. I hate hulls! Now, I get to have the real fun of building the superstructure. It is the most rewarding IMHO....

    -Ski
  7. Teamski

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    Continued working the upper deck supporting superstructure. The only fit issues were with the aft piece with "Hood" on it. It was way too long and the hull side extended too far aft. I had to trim both down quite a bit to get them to meet like they should. It's almost time to fit the upper deck. I just gotta get off my butt going on the edging first.....

    -Ski
  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Ski, my sincerest condolences to you and your family for your loss...you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    You are doing a superb job on this build...it is excellent so far, but we've seen this high standard of build from you before so I can't say I'm surprised at all.:grin: I admire anyone that is able to build a hull and do such a great job with that big red bottom...I have not built a full hull yet, but I love to watch and learn how it is done from such superb modelers.

    Looking forward to seeing more!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  9. Teamski

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    Hey folks,


    It looks like the other pictures in this thread got nixed, oh well. I have been working on the Hood for the past couple days. Long hours at work have kept me from getting to the fun!

    So far so good. I'm working the main deck right now. I will definately say that you must have some sort of reference work on the ship to complete this model!! I accidentally put mushroom vents where the searchlight posts are supposed to be, hehehehe.... I looked at my 1:400 Hood and Doh!! I know I would be lost without that and my Anatomy of a Ship. The superstructure is going to be interesting......

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    -Ski
  10. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Looking beautiful Ski!
    Very clean and precise!
    I can see why people refer to ships as "She" because She sure is purty!

    Russell
  11. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Great stuff on a difficult build

    barry
  12. Teamski

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    More work on the Hood. One thing that is really frustrating are the boxes. Since the kit is hand drawn, no two boxes look alike, so they look worse than on a 1:400 model :curse:.....

    Here are a couple more pictures of my progress alongside my 1:400 Hood I did a couple years ago while deployed to the desert. Notice the aircraft safety wire for the guns :twisted:.

    You can see the larger photos by clicking on them and hitting the zoom on the Webshots site. Anybody know how to post full size photos from there??

    -Ski

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  13. barry

    barry Active Member

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    A suggestion roll the mast tubes before too much longer like you said it's hand drawn and you have to check the fit all the time against the bridge structure. It's a bit dodgy where the tripod meets under the fighting top.

    Looks great

    regards

    barry
  14. Teamski

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    Thanks for the tip, but I'm going with strip styrene for the masts and guns. It looks much better than the rolled stuff, hehehehe.....

    I double hole-punched the first level. As you mentioned, I don't trust the alignment.

    -Ski
  15. Teamski

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    The superstructure is going together pretty well. The aft structure's roof is the worst fit by far!! Not even close. No problem, really. I used the stock from the masts to fabricate a new roof. :twisted:

    -Ski

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  16. cgutzmer

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    Lots of great little details!
    Good pics you have there. Thats quite the ship in the background too! Making a whole battle fleet right? When does work start on the support ships? :D
    Chris
  17. Teamski

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    Thanks for the comments. I think that is why I am really enjoying card models. You don't have to take a dremel to them to get what you want. The medium is extremely forgiving if you give it a chance. A trim here, a cut there and you have made up for quite a few design errors.

    -Ski
  18. Marko

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    amazing!
    I must get myself a kit of this one...now for sure :)
  19. Teamski

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    I pretty much finished the funnels, except for painting the grills black, and added another layer to the superstructure. I also edged everything. So, making good progress and the ship is starting to finish out. I do the turrets last. It keeps me from skipping the small stuff altogether......:twisted:

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    -Ski
  20. YuG

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    I started card modeling about 3 years ago and many of my kits were designed with computer. I bought a few models hand written but I have never completed them.
    Reading your thread I can imagine how you frustrated.
    But, you did a great job. If I were you I would have abandoned.
    I am looking forward to seeing more.